Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.97
Liaison Kristy Howell
Submission Date July 28, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Johnson County Community College
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Kristy Wittman Howell
Sustainability Education and Engagement Coordinator
Center for Sustainability
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts?:
Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website (optional):

The Center for Sustainability's website consolidates information about JCCC's sustainability efforts.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
No

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:
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The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
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Does the institution have social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, interactive blogs) that focus specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the social media platforms that focus on sustainability:

Our Center for Sustainability has its own Facebook page, as does our student advisory committee, the Student Sustainability Committee. We also have Twitter and Instagram accounts that staff use to promote various events and opportunities across campus.

Campus as a whole has a collection of sustainability-related videos, many of which are appropriate for use in face-to-face or online classes as additional instructional materials. Filmed campus events are curated there and if sponsored by the Center, are tagged with "sustainability" to make them easy to find.


The website URL of the primary social media platform focused on sustainability:
Does the institution have regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat?:
Yes

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:

The Campus Ledger is a student run campus newspaper that does not privilege any department, group or special interest on campus with a regular column. We have frequently had feature stories and event listing both in the printed bi-weekly paper or online version. Beginning in Spring 2017, the Ledger switched to an online-only format.


The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
Does the institution produce a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

The institution's digital publications platform for campus research includes a section for honors students. The yearly publication regularly features student work on aspects of sustainability.


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

Galileo's Pavilion, a LEED Platinum certified building, contains signage highlighting the sustainability features of the building. The signage text is also available for download on the building web page. The web site also contains a 10 min informative "tour" video for use in classes or for the general public.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
Does the institution have signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

When Dining Services features produce from the campus' Open Petal Farm, small signs are placed near the item(s) with campus-raised food.

During monthly events related to foodways and culture (themed Lunch with the Chefs) and lower carbon, meatless dining (VegOut), digital displays in dining areas offer additional information for diners.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
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Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:

An information sign stands by the main detention basin of our stormwater management project detailing how the system works and how it contributes to the environmental responsibility of the campus.

There is also signage on the interior campus explaining the intentional practice of integrated pest management in regard to allowing the presence of large flying wasps or Cicada Killers on campus.


The website URL for the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
Does the institution produce a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

JCCC Students produced a campus map and brochure highlighting sustainable features of campus that community-based-research indicated may be unfamiliar to their peers. The brochure is updated annually and used to augment sustainability staff-led tours for credit classes, campus units' teambuilding exercises, and community members.


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
Does the institution produce a guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:

The Center for Sustainability's site maintains pages offering information about the local bus system, a carpool matching system available to all JCCC students, staff, and faculty, as well as bicycling information. Information about these services is also available in physical form at the Student Services desk and at the bus pickup location in Carlsen Center.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
Does the institution produce navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians (e.g. covering routes, inter-modal connections, policies, services, and safety)? :
No

A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
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Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
No

A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:

Does not apply; JCCC has no on campus housing.


The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
No

A brief description of these materials or publications:
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The website URL for these materials or publications:
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